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reaction from students. >>> and take a look at what happened in louisiana yesterday, a sink hole -- >> al jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. introduces america tonight. >> in egypt police fired tear gas -- >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. >> they risk never returning to the united states. >> we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. ♪ >>> welcome back everyone, as president obama tries to ratchet up support for his economic policies he is targeting a key constituency focused on the soaring cost of higher education. david shuster has the report. [ cheers ] >> at the university of buffalo, the president announced ambitious changes to make colleges more affordable and accountable for their costs. >> college has never been more expensive. over t
a look at what happened in louisiana yesterday. a sinkhole swallowed trees and drained the water right out of the bayou. jazeera america. >> i'm kim bondy, growing up in news the interesting thing will be >>> and take a look at what [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across how much weight that gets in happened in louisiana yesterday. how much weight that gets in happened in louisiana yesterday. >>> now we tourn a school shooting near atlanta. authorities have released the tape of a 911 call made during the shooting on tuesday. on the tape a school bookkeeper talks to the man accused of opening fire. you can hear her giving the operator
the winners. >>> all right. michael, thank you very much. >>> a small community deep in louisiana's cajan community is being swallowed by a sinkhole. >> bayou corn is truly a paradise. >> reporter: one year ago the people here began to sense something was wrong. >> you could not walk outside. >> reporter: the smell of natural gas and crude oil was swirling around. the ground was trembling. and it was may 30, 2012, that dennis and wife floeting down the bayou noticed these bubbles coming straight up out of the water. natural gas, and then to the left, 50 feet, down this bio, a sinkhole was forming. what used to be a beautiful marsh was now being sucked into the earth. >> trees were bobbing and then they would just sink. >> reporter: state and federal regulators arrived. assumption parish ordered the evacuation of the residents while officials tried to figure out what was happening. >> to our knowledge this has never happened anywhere in the world. >> houston based texas brian, louisiana says, is responsible. extracting and drilling for salt say they caused the collapse of the earth. and ac
in the louisiana bayou. >> egypts former long time leader mubarak could be released from a cairo prison at any time. the 85-year-old has been held in maximum security since he was forced out of power two years ago during the arab spring uprising. wednesday, an egyptian court ordered his release. he'll be placed under house arrest awaiting retrial on charges he ordered the killing of hundreds of protestors. we are joint live from cairo. jonathan, has there been any indication when mubarak will be moved from prison to house arrest? >> that is the big question this afternoon, rochelle. we understand that the lawyers are inside that prison south of cairo discussing the circumstances and case. as you mentioned, a court yesterday cleared the way for the massive revolution in 2011. >> we are showing live pictures of the there has already been such loss and blood shed that people are concentratinging on more urgent matters. >> the fort hood gunman has been acts as his own lawyer, which surprised many when he rested his case wednesday without calling a single witness. he faces execution if convicted of 45 c
that spent the entire night driving from a louisiana to florida. you also have community activists on board, just a real fun crew. and we talked to this guy earlier today. raymond, you are pretty excited, but you are with a bus of all african-americans, and you were saying to me earlier -- >> i would love to have more diversity. that would be a major change between now and 50 years ago. let's show the change. instead of just sitting and waiting on it. >> we rolled martin luther kings words on the mall leading into this story, and it was about all colors and races joining together. what is your goal for this weekend? >> well, i don't think i'm looking for any particular thing. i'm going down there specifically to be in the mix of my people, and everybody doing something positive. you know? because we got a lot of negativity going on in the world, enough of it, don't you think? >> i think so. and there's not necessarily a divide of race in america at this point, but perhaps a disconnect. we were saying that earlier. what do you think? >> as of right now, yes, there is a disconnect. any time y
, louisiana has the highest incarceration in the world because of new orleans, the justice department and the sheriff are all battling over jail reforms. it is graphic and may be disturbing. >> in the shadow of downtown new orleans. >> the wall and the fence is not to keep people in, but to keep people like y'all out. >> it's called opp by the locals. >> why do they want to keep us out? >> because nobody wants to know what's going on inside of the prisons. >> it's called the most dangerous jail in america. >> thanks for having us. let's head on in. >> america tonight takes a rare look inside. until now, few cameras have been allowed behind these barbed wire fences. >violence here, an everyday event. so these were built after katrina? and how many of them are there? >> 88. how many inmates per these? 88. >> you got a lot of guys in these. >> the state of louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the entire country. twice the u.s. average. 38,000 people come through o.p.p. every year. some do not survive. according to federal investigators, 40 inmates have died here since 2006. 25
on wednesday about 92 degrees there. look at shreveport, louisiana, we expect to see a high of 99. then in atlanta we have thunderstorms rumbling across the regions on thursday and into the low 90s with sunday looking at 91 degrees. >> it started 50 years ago as one of the largest demonstrati demonstrations in u.s. history. today the celebration of the most famous civil rights speech in history. >>> coming up, something that you may not like. the government getting into your social network. >> martin luther king may be best remembered for his speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial, and is now famed declaration "i have a dream." but it was in birmingham, alabama, where dr. king delivered many argue was an equally important message and one penned on a scratch of paper after being arrested. >> i'm going say to you, wait a minute, birmingham, somebody has got to have some sense in birmingham. >> dr. martin luther king was invited to come to birmingham to help with the situation. >> as difficult as it is we must meet hate with love. >> dr. king was arrested on good friday, april 1
in russia banned the so-called propagand propagandizing. >> appreciate it. thank you. >> deep in louisiana's cajun country is a community that is being swallowed by a massive sinkhole formed a year ago. >> reporter: for people who haven't seen this bea bayou, its beautiful. >> it burnt your nose. it burnt your throat. it was horrible. >> reporter: natural gas and crude oil was swirling around. >> it was may 30, 2012, that dennis and his wife floating down the bayou noticed something they had never seen. these bubbles coming straight up from under the water. natural gas, and then to the left, 500 feet down this bayou, a sinkhole was forming. >> reporter: what used to be a beautiful marsh was now being sucked into the depths of the earth. the swamp was upside down. >> the trees were just bobbing. >> reporter: last summer scientists around the world state and federal regulators arrived. assumption parish ordered evacuation of the 350 residents, while officials tried to figure out exactly what was happening. >> to our knowledge it has never happened anywhere in the world. this is an unpreceden
of the hour. all this month students and teachers have been heading back to school. in louisiana they are suing to distribute vouchers. the louisiana voucher plan calls for a transferring of low income students in low rated schools to private schools at taxpayer expense. in minnesota students had been sweating it out in swelter classrooms, a record heatwave is blanketing. school rooms have no can i conditioning, can you imagine. anand a north carolina middle school that was shut down by a devastating tornado reopened today. the students walked through the halls for the first time since the 2011 twister that left the place in ruins. teachers were working out of mobile classrooms for the two-year reconstruction periods. >> a lot of kids were not happy with the modular units. now that we have a gym we can have dances and clubs that we didn't have before and different sport activities that will boost morale. >> so chicago started the new school with 50 fewer schools and a bunch of cutbacks for their closure. john, the schools are now closed for the day? how did it go there? >> report
't working out that well. no guarantee of success. in louisiana, in 2010 the state lost $0.85 for every $1 of film credit it gave. in washington, d.c. from 2007 to 2009 they lost $0.77 for every $1 spent on tax credits. in massachusetts, only one local job was created for every $128,575 spent in film credits. >> well, the movie constitution. >> they offer the tax incentives and try it. >> the movie studios are there to throw the money around to say to the local politicians give us money, and maybe we'll bring some of our productions out here. and you know, we also should remember this is-- >> well, we apparently lost bill wyman. do you want to elaborate that? >> louisiana got hot when they were in trouble financially. michigan is the recent hot place, and they're in trouble financially. it's the magic of the movies. the idea that it's the movies is exciting. the idea that they can build another industry out of whole cloth is exciting. the idea that big productions pe coming is exciting. financially it's not a great deal for them. canada is fortunate that they've built an industry. >> it is
hours from impact on the cost of louisiana, contraflow goes in to effect. what that means is that major roads that normally go in to the city are then forced out. so people can evacuate. >> there are a couple of roads that we keep open for emergency vehicles that we may have to get n but the major roads such as the interstate system are all going away from new orleans. >> reporter: in 2008, hurricane gustav was approach, con from ta flow was sending vehicles away from the city and 98% of the people left. >> we are the only major city that's ever did a full scale evacuation and it worked. >> reporter: but because the evacuation location signed were so small then, some people were confused about where to go. the city hopes that the 17 sculptures around town will help in the next big storm. >> i think it's an excellent idea. especially because people are aware of those places beforehand. tell them, say bye. >> reporter: for her, whose home in the lower ninth world was under 10 feet of water during katrina arc the sculptures of safety are a welcome sign. >> if he say it's time to go. it's t
. the state of louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the entire country. twice the u.s. average. 38,000 people come through opp every year. according to federal investigators 40 inmates have died here since 2006. 25 prisoners hospitalized every month. jail had 698 prisoner assaults is last year including 32 stabbings. this photo shows a resent stabbing at the jail. they issued a statement of super official cuts. in this crowded dorm full of two guards are on duty. now, who watches the inmates while you've been here from way u up there? horror story here are documented in federal lawsuits. tk*u rel reshard a low level drug offender who was just released was sexually assaulted at opp. >> this was another inmate. he woke me up early in morning and told me to get in the shower and saying that i was -- you have to do this. i was forced to get up and get in the shower. after i get in the shower i notice that he has a shank and he takes it and he places it by the entrance of the shower as if i didn't come fly of what he was saying. >> reporter: rashard is 100 former prisoners who testified
-some years. in louisiana they hold a record for guys how many -- >> what do you say to that? well, i don't believe in extended the solitary confinement, either. my point is that's not the situation in california. >> the harsher cases -- >> in the way in some of the country. >> i haven't seen that physically myself. i u would say that solitary is torture. i don't know for a fact that's what's happening in america. >> we have some -- >> take me, making somebody live in a small confines of a space that isn't larger than a car parking space or small bathroom, that's torture. try it for 12 years. >> we have coming in from our viewers -- go ahead. >> the individuals locked in those cells at pelican bay allowed interaction with other people would create a murder rate for can killing themselves they can kill other people. people. >> go ahead, delores. >> if i can say something really quick. what is the most resent example, mr. aguillar spent 17 years in solitary confinement in the pelican bay state prison and he qualified for release under prop 36. they were asking to show them why they have had
're talking about keeping people like that for 20 some years, a couple of decades, louisiana, they have a record, a couple of guys, wallace and woodfox have been looked up over 40 years. >> even john mccain, who suffered in vietnam has said that he doesn't believe that extended solitary confinement makes sense. >> i don't believe in solitary confinement is good either. but that's not the situation in california. it's torture. that would be the truth. solitary confinement would be torture. >> so you believe that solitary confinement, the way its used in some of the super max prisons in the country is torture? >> i haven't seen that myself, but i would say that as john mccain experienced it, in the prison cells in vietnam, that's torture, and i don't know for a fact that's what's happening in america. >> take it from me. making somebody live in a small confine of a space that's no larger than a car's parking space or small bathroom, that's torture. try it for 12 years. >> we have questions -- >> may i make a point about the suicides? they happen in cells, but ut individuals locked in thos
act and 1965 voting rights act. ahead, we'll focus on a louisiana group heading to the mlk festivities. >> we're going to take a closer look at what brad my manning is asking for and how the military is responding to the request. >> how bad is the leak at the nuclear power plant in japan. >> ryan braun breaks his silence and finally comes clean about being dirty. coming up, in aljazeera sports. conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country t
and pastors from louisiana is one of the many making the journey by bus. aljazeera's robert ray joins us for the ride from tallahassee, florida. >> in the middle of the night in new orleans, students, pastors and community organizers prayed. >> let us bow our heads in prayer. >> heading to the capitol for the anniversary of the civil rights march on washington and martin luther king, jr.'s historic i have a dream speech. this group of 60 took to the road, singing, rejoicing and reflecting. "we shall overcome someday ♪ >> a stop at a church in tallahassee, florida, they talked about community organizing, civil rights and how things have changed in america. >> what martin luther king was talking about is not civil rights fours, it's civil rights, period, for humanity. >> raymond henry served in afghanistan and iraq, now he's a senior at southern university in new orleans. he says there's been progress, but he believes that there is a disconnect among races, a barrier that still exists. >> we've got a bus right now loaded full of all african-americans. i think that's the problem. if i got
: on the coasts of louisiana, contraflow goes in to effect. what that means is that major roads that normally go this to the city, are then forced out. so people can evacuate. >> a kim of roads open for emergency vehicles, the major systems, interstate systems are all the going away from new orleans. >> reporter: in 2008. contraflow sending vehicles way from the city. >> we are only major city that ever did a full scale evacuation and it works. >> reporter: because the he whack vague location signs were so simple then, people were confuse about where to go. the city hopes that the sculptures around town will help. >> i think it's an excellent idea. eespecially because people are aware of those places. >> reporter: her home in the lower ninth ward was under 10 feet of water during hurricane katrina, the sculptures of safety are i a welcome sign. >> if they say it's time to go i was time to go. we surrounded by water all over. >> reporter: a city with creativity and a mission to never leave their citizens trapped again. robert ray, al gentleman sear, a new orleans. >> michael is here with a look a
a federal judge to get permission to assign students to new schools. louisiana's voucher plan calls for transferring low income students in low rated schools to private schools at taxpayer expense. >>> in minnesota students have been sweating it out in sweltering classrooms. a record breaking heat wave is blanketing parts of the midwest. 18 schools in one minnesota district have no air conditioning while 11 other schools have only some ac. >>> a north carolina middle school was shut down by a devastating tornado. it's finally opened now. and students at green hill plild school, walk through since 2011 the twister that left the school in ruins. >> a lot of the kids were not happy with the modular units expel and so now that we have the gym and stuff like that we can have dances and clubs and stuff that we didn't have before. and different sports activities and stuff that is going to boost morale. >> in the small african nation of liberia not one of the 25,000 students who took the state university admission exam passed. liberian president ellen surleaf acknowledged that her school sy
in louisiana, have a look there. the video was captured in assumption parish. it opened up about a year ago after an underground salt dome collapsed. those are your headlines, "real money with ali velshi" is next. and as always you can check us out on the website at aljazeera.com. ♪ ey." keep it right here. ♪ content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. b@
. >>> a massive sinkhole in louisiana swallowing everything in sight. the 25-acre sinkhole opened up about a year ago after an underground salt dome collapsed. >>> those are the headlines at this hour. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern, 8 pacific time. consider this starts right now. ♪ the conversation on twitter, facebook and google plus. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. jazeera america. >> i'm kim bondy, growing up in news was always important. you have this great product that you are ready to share with the country. i'm a part of a team that is moving in the same direction. ag fierce reactions from both sides. why our nutrition isn't all it appears to be. than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connecti
filner will reportedly resign tomorrow. >>> a massive sinkhole in louisiana is swallowing everything in sight, including big trees. the sinkhole opened up about a year ago after a salt dome collapsed. >>> bo biden was released from the cancer center yesterday. >>> move over google, there's a new top search engine in town, it's yahoo. that's the news at this hour. i'll see you back here tomorrow night. "america tonight" starts right now. ♪ [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. there's more to financial news than the
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